Purchasing

  • Missy Klaus
    Purchasing Coordinator
    47 Church Road
    Malvern, Pa 19355
    (610) 889-2125, ext. 52125
    mklaus@gvsd.org

    Great Valley School District is committed to obtaining the highest quality products and services at the best prices, while ensuring that our ethical business practice and compliance are within the Pennsylvania School Code, federal and state laws, and our school board policies.  Procurement of products and services is done through a combination of competitive bids, request for proposals, and purchasing consortiums.

    The bid and quotation thresholds are established by Pennsylvania State Law through the Department of Labor and Industry and the consumer price index adjustments.  Effective January 1, 2019, purchases for supplies, equipment, repairs, and construction between $11,100 and $20,600, require three quotes, and purchases over $20,600 require a formal public bid.

     For Current Bid and Request for Proposal Opportunities please select the link below.

     Current Bid and RFP Opportunities

    Cooperative Purchasing Agreements

    Commonwealth Procurement Code Title 62, §1902, Intergovernmental Relations Cooperative Purchasing, allows participation in cooperative purchasing agreements procured through public entities.  Cooperative Purchasing Agreements are competitively bid local, regional, state, and national contracts that financially assist the district by increasing its purchasing power through volume leveraging and improved operating efficiencies by streamlining the bidding and purchasing process.

    GVSD is approved to participate in the following purchasing consortiums:

    Intermediate Unit Contracts

                   Chester County Intermediate Unit

    State and Regional Consortiums Contracts

                   COSTARS program contract

                   CPS IU13 - Collaborative Purchasing Solutions

                   PATTAN – Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network

                   Upper Merion Area School District – Milk bid

    National Contracts

                   Buy Board

                   Federal Schedule 70 & GSA – US General Services Administration  

                   KPN- Keystone Purchasing Network through CSIU

                   National IPA – National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance

                   PEPPM – Technology Bidding and Purchasing Program CSIU

                   Sourcewell

                   U.S. Communities